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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 3, 2010 11:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and "I need more shows"

Anyone else see the similarities?

Also, at a siding (or would it be a branch line) does anyone here know if a list exists of all the songs the Grateful Dead performed that mention trains?

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 4, 2010 3:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

Off the top of my head – there are more I’m sure.

Wish I was a headlight on a northbound train
If you please don’t back up the track, this train’s got to run today
Don’t say didn’t warn you when your train gets lost
Driving that train, high on cocaine
That train's rolling down, she's rolling down the line
So blow your whistle freight train, take me far on down the track
Got to go to Tulsa, first train we can ride

You could go here: http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm
And type in “train” ( lots more!)

Edit: Rob you rascal!
ps. dp74, now that I have realized what trainspotting is all about, I concur!
http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Train_spotting

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-10-04 10:38:13

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 4, 2010 2:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

Go here:

http://www.whitegum.com/intro.htm

and enter 'train' in the search field. Surprising what comes up!

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 4, 2010 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

Surprising indeed, thanks for that link.

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Oct 4, 2010 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

fan of both myself...if i had to venture a guess, i'd put the number somewhere around 50-75 (including covers)


tops for me is garcia's solo rendition of the ballad of casey jones...that man had the spirit of the old time railroaders running through his fingers, each pluck of the string moving the train forward to a clickety-clack rythm

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 4, 2010 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

"fan of both myself..." I have a couple sets of tracks running through the far back of my yard, so you can imagine my whimsical curiosity on this topic . . . When listening to shows while working in the garden, the unexpected occurrences of trains passing through make for difficult listening to tunes like Dark Star or Bird Song, but they almost compliment tunes like Dark Hollow, Greatest Story Ever Told and late 70's Bertha.

I really loved your description of Garcia's solo rendition of the ballad of casey jones - very nice. In one of my many diverse occupations over the years, I worked section crew for the Soo Line Railroad laying track and ripping up old, unused track (to make way for nature trails and the like) . . . you were spot on.

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Oct 5, 2010 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Trainspotting (the hobby, not the movie) and 'I need more shows'

"all i need is my water and my coal, look out the window, see my drive wheel roll"